Anhydramnios

Anhydramnios is a term where there is a complete or near-complete lack of amniotic fluid (sometimes referred to as "liquor volume").

Anhydramnios can result in a number of situations:

Typically shows a complete absence of amniotic fluid around the fetus. Colour Doppler interrogation may be of value in selected cases when loops of cord around the fetus mimic amniotic fluid 2. However demonstration of vascularity within the same can help differntiate the loops from amniotic fluid. Visualisation of fetal structures can sometimes be very difficult due to the absence of amniotic fluid.

Ultrasound - obstetric
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rID: 13897
System: Obstetrics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Absent liquor volume
  • Absent liquor volumes
  • Lack of liquor
  • Lack of liquor volumes
  • Lack of liquor volume

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